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Embleton Vicarage

Hob Uid: 8258
Location :
Northumberland
Embleton
Grid Ref : NU2305022440
Summary : Early 14th century building converted into a vicar's tower house circa 1390. A kitchen wing was added in the mid 18th century and the house was further extended in 1828. The three storey tower stands at the east end of the building.
More information : [NU 23052244] Tower [NR]. (1)

The ancient tower incorporated in the modern masonry was built in 1395 and is remarkable for having two vaulted chambers in its basement, the vaults both resting on a partition wall in the centre.

The North chamber, 16'7" N-S by 12'4" has a fireplace, also the remains of a straight mural staircase which has now been blocked up. The S. chamber is 13'8" N-S by 10'6".

There is reason to suppose that the original entrance to the tower was a first floor level, as in the N. wall is a blocked opening.

Judging from the water-tabling the original roof was on a rather higher level than the present one, and the battlements, thin and low, dating possibly from the 16th.c. would be useless for purposes of defence. (2-3)

The architectural description of this fortified vicarage is correct. (4)

Condition unchanged. (5)

Embleton Vicarage. A vicar's pele of before 1415, added to in 18th and 19th centuries. Square squat stone pele on east, with 3 storeys of stone-mullioned windows and battlements. Said to contain vaulted ground floor and newel stair. An 18th century addition to the west, and a 19th century addition farther west. Front refaced in Tudor style, with pointed arched doorway, an oriel and stone-mullioned and transomed windows. All stone, with tall diagonal clustered chimneys. Glazed conservatory outside the drawing room has a curved roof. West front said to be by Dobson. (6)

The tower was built shortly after Bannockburn in 1316. Listed by Cathcart King and Dodds. (7,8)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1925
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Northumberland 2. 1895. 80-2 illust. E Bateson
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Castles of Northumberland 1967. 99. B.Long
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JHO 26-APR-54
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 DS 23-MAR-69
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Alnwick RD, Northum May 1969, 18
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Source Number : 7
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Source Number : 7
Source : Bastions and Belligerents: Medieval Strongholds in Northumberland
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : 1316
Monument End Date : 1316
Monument Start Date : 1316
Monument Type : Tower House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : c1390
Monument End Date : 1400
Monument Start Date : 1380
Monument Type : Tower House, Vicarage
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Mid C18
Monument End Date : 1766
Monument Start Date : 1733
Monument Type : Vicarage, Kitchen
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Extended 1828
Monument End Date : 1828
Monument Start Date : 1828
Monument Type : Vicarage
Evidence : Extant Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 236959
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 110930
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NU 22 SW 4
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NU 22 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1954-04-26
End Date : 1954-04-26
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NU 22 SW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-03-23
End Date : 1969-03-23